Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tennessee Titans - 9/17/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tennessee Titans - 9/17/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans (0-1) at Jacksonville Jaguars (1-0)

NFL Football: Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 1:00 pm (EverBank Field)

The Line: Jacksonville Jaguars +1.5 -- Over/Under: 43.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars meet Sunday in NFL action at EverBank Field.

The Tennessee Titans could use a win here after losing to the Oakland Raiders, 26-16. The Tennessee Titans have split their last eight road games. Marcus Mariota is completing 61 percent of his passes for 256 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions. Mariota has zero touchdown passes in three of his last five games. Delanie Walker and Rishard Matthews have combined for 147 receiving yards on 12 receptions while Corey Davis has six receptions. The Tennessee Titans ground game is averaging 95 yards per contest, and DeMarco Murray leads the way with 44 yards on 12 carries. Defensively, Tennessee is allowing 26 points and 359 yards per game. Wesley Woodyard leads the Tennessee Titans with eight tackles, Derrick Morgan has one sack and Adoree' Jackson has two pass deflections.

The Jacksonville Jaguars look for an impressive 2-0 start after beating the Houston Texans, 29-7. The Jacksonville Jaguars have lost four of their last five home games. Blake Bortles is completing 52.4 percent of his passes for 125 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions. Bortles has one or less touchdown passes in four of his last eight games. Allen Hurns and Leonard Fournette have combined for 66 receiving yards on six catches while James O'Shaughnessy has one reception. The Jacksonville Jaguars ground game is averaging 155 yards per contest, and Fournette leads the way with 100 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Jacksonville is allowing seven points and 203 yards per game. Myles Jack leads the Jacksonville Jaguars with 14 tackles, Yannick Ngakoue has two sacks and Tashaun Gipson has one interception.

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The Titans are 13-35-3 ATS in their last 51 vs. AFC South, 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 road games and 16-35-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Jaguars are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games, 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games in September and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Titans are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Jacksonville, 1-5-2 ATS in their last 8 meetings and under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Jacksonville.

The home team has won six straight meetings between these two teams and eight of the last 10 overall. The last time a road team won a game in this series was in December of 2013. Even with that said, I was pretty high on the Titans heading into the season and think they're the AFC sleeper thanks to an under the radar defense and an offense that is going to improve under Mariota. The Jaguars had the most surprising victory of week one to me, but they still have some convincing to do. It's also worth mentioning the Jags have won back-to-back games just twice since the 2014 season. Give me the better team and the low line. 

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Randy’s Pick Tennessee Titans -1.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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